By Chris Wheeler and Sami Mokbel and Matt Barlow for the Daily Mail
Published: 01:15 BST, 3 October 2020 | Updated: 01:15 BST, 3 October 2020
Jose Mourinho returns to Old Trafford with Tottenham on Sunday and could be forgiven for raising a wry smile at a situation he knows only too well.
Manchester United are once again in the throes of a transfer scramble at the end of a window with just three days to go until Monday's deadline.
Mourinho's frustration at the board two years ago contributed to a toxic atmosphere before his sacking, and he will have taken satisfaction in Spurs beating his old club to the signings of Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon from Real Madrid.
Jose Mourinho returns to Old Trafford on Sunday with Tottenham in the Premier League
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a very different animal but even he is doing well to hide his concern after seeing United's transfer business limited so far to £40million for Donny van de Beek from Ajax. They remain in talks over Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho and a number of other alternatives on the right wing, as well as Porto left back Alex Telles.
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